OMAHA, NE -- Blake Dean hit a three-run double off the left-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning to keep LSU alive in the College World Series with a 6-5 victory over Rice on Tuesday.
Dean drove Cole St. Clair's 1-0 pitch on a line to the fence,
and he was mobbed by teammates shortly after he arrived at second
base. The celebration was the culmination of LSU's rally from a a
The Tigers had scored a run in the seventh and eighth innings to
pull to 5-2 against St. Clair. In the ninth, Michael Hollander hit
an RBI single before Jared Mitchell reached on an error to load the
Dean then delivered the biggest hit.
LSU (49-18-1) plays Thursday against the loser of Tuesday
night's Bracket 2 game between Fresno State and North Carolina.
Rice ends the season 47-15.